Competency and Authority

Portage Lakes Career Center is fully accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. The Council on Occupational Education (COE), originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI). In 1995, the Council became a national accrediting agency. In 2006, the Council celebrated its 35th year of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. The council’s accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 360,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields. For more information, contact the Council on Occupational Education: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350. Telephone: 770-396-3898. Fax: 770-396-3790. www.council.org